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Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Feb 15 @ 1:38 PM ET
You’re nuts.....this guy on the PP (which is the isles ONLY weakness) is a game changer. Trust me, you want him for the post season for the PP alone.
- kindlyrick


I wasn't sold but now I am
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Feb 15 @ 1:39 PM ET
Yes, He certainly has been incredible for the Kings this year. 11 goals in 47 games.. +/- = -27 on the year. yeah we really need him. A 35 year old Anchor that can be healthy scratched with Ladd for the next 2 years.
- niteislander



Drew Doughty is a -20, does he suck too? Bottom line, if Lou Lam thinks he’s gonna help, he’s gonna help.

Not to be a d!ck, but Kovalchuk is -17 not -27.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Feb 15 @ 1:40 PM ET
I wasn't sold but now I am
- Vukota



Haha. I mean I’m good.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Feb 15 @ 1:41 PM ET
They are and there is absolutely cap room to make this great team even better. But just blindly throwing money around without an eye on the future would be stupid.
- eichiefs9


You were saying the isles were blindly throwing money away at the 4th line and it’s been working out. Who’s blindly throwing money away here? You’re being ultra conservative. I get it but these guys are professionals. They’re not gonna get in cap trouble. You’d have to be Snow bad to have this much room and get into trouble.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Feb 15 @ 1:42 PM ET
Agreed. And I'm all for Kovy if they're shipping back significant salary. I'm just saying adding him without moving Ladd's $5.5M cap hit (or Bailey's $5M hit, although I think that's even more unlikely) would be irresponsible. That's it, not saying I wouldn't love to see Kovy teeing up one timers on the PP
- eichiefs9



Every one of us would be loving it. The PP can’t get any worse.

Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Feb 15 @ 1:46 PM ET
They are and there is absolutely cap room to make this great team even better. But just blindly throwing money around without an eye on the future would be stupid.
- eichiefs9

That's why they have a capologist that he brought in. I want this guy does it work number wise?
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 15 @ 1:48 PM ET
You were saying the isles were blindly throwing money away at the 4th line and it’s been working out. Who’s blindly throwing money away here? You’re being ultra conservative. I get it but these guys are professionals. They’re not gonna get in cap trouble. You’d have to be Snow bad to have this much room and get into trouble.
- kindlyrick

OK so if it were totally up to you, what would you do going forward? I'm just curious.
ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Feb 15 @ 1:48 PM ET
Agreed. And I'm all for Kovy if they're shipping back significant salary. I'm just saying adding him without moving Ladd's $5.5M cap hit (or Bailey's $5M hit, although I think that's even more unlikely) would be irresponsible. That's it, not saying I wouldn't love to see Kovy teeing up one timers on the PP
- eichiefs9


It's simple no Ladd or Bailey and no Kovy.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 15 @ 1:48 PM ET
That's why they have a apologist that he brought in. I want this guy, I'm so sorry!
- Upstate_isles

fixed
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 15 @ 1:50 PM ET
That's why they have a apologist that he brought in. I want this guy does it work number wise?
- Upstate_isles

On a less comical note, of course. Again...there is no worry on my end.

It's simply an opinion that taking on Kovalchuk without moving salary would be a bad idea. There's no guarantee whatsoever that he's going to have big success here and that's a lot of money to take on a 35+ contract for two more seasons. If he "retires" again and goes back to Russia the Isles will get butt(frank)ed with cap recapture penalties.
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Feb 15 @ 1:51 PM ET
Every one of us would be loving it. The PP can’t get any worse.
- kindlyrick

I beg to difer... a couple of years ago we not only were not scoring on the PP .. we were allowing short handed goals all the time. At one point our PP was net Down 5 goals. I sat behind Capuano at a game and yelled "decline it!"

I do think our PP looked better last night as at least we were shooting and throwing the puck at the net with LEE in front. We will start scoring if they keep that up. the dopey 8 passes looking for the perfect play has to stop.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 15 @ 1:52 PM ET
I beg to difer... a couple of years ago we not only were not scoring on the PP .. we were allowing short handed goals all the time. At one point our PP was net Down 5 goals. I sat behind Capuano at a game and yelled "decline it!"

I do think our PP looked better last night as at least we were shooting and throwing the puck at the net with LEE in front. We will start scoring if they keep that up. the dopey 8 passes looking for the perfect play has to stop.

- niteislander

Don't keep us guessing...did he??
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Feb 15 @ 1:57 PM ET
Don't keep us guessing...did he??
- eichiefs9


no, but I got a few laughs from the section.

Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Feb 15 @ 1:57 PM ET
I beg to difer... a couple of years ago we not only were not scoring on the PP .. we were allowing short handed goals all the time. At one point our PP was net Down 5 goals. I sat behind Capuano at a game and yelled "decline it!"

I do think our PP looked better last night as at least we were shooting and throwing the puck at the net with LEE in front. We will start scoring if they keep that up. the dopey 8 passes looking for the perfect play has to stop.

- niteislander



Let's be honest for a second. The PP is a disaster and will continue to do so without some sort of change. Just because it looked a little better last night really means nothing. Not saying Kovy is the answer but when they go 0-7 in the next two games you'll be singing a different tune
niteislander
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.13.2010

Feb 15 @ 1:59 PM ET
Let's be honest for a second. The PP is a disaster and will continue to do so without some sort of change. Just because it looked a little better last night really means nothing. Not saying Kovy is the answer but when they go 0-7 in the next two games you'll be singing a different tune
- Vukota


would be nice if they got a few PP too... I'll bet u a beer if we ever meet that they get a PP in the Game tomorrow night vs. the Oilers.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Feb 15 @ 2:01 PM ET
OK so if it were totally up to you, what would you do going forward? I'm just curious.
- eichiefs9

Stop leading the witness.
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Feb 15 @ 2:01 PM ET
would be nice if they got a few PP too... I'll bet u a beer if we ever meet that they get a PP in the Game tomorrow night vs. the Oilers.
- niteislander


I'll never meet up at a game with any of you freaks.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Feb 15 @ 2:03 PM ET
OK so if it were totally up to you, what would you do going forward? I'm just curious.
- eichiefs9



I would allow Lou Lamoriello to continue doing whatever the hell is doing. Everything this guy has done thus far has worked. The hockey “experts” were all wrong and what we’re seeing now is the “lowly isles” are now contenders for the Stanley Cup. My opinion is the PP is the weak spot. If Kovalchuk won’t cost much to acquire, why not go for it ?

Also, let me add, that Barry Trotz took Ovechkin to a cup and won. EVERYONE said OV couldn’t play a team game.....
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Feb 15 @ 2:04 PM ET
I beg to difer... a couple of years ago we not only were not scoring on the PP .. we were allowing short handed goals all the time. At one point our PP was net Down 5 goals. I sat behind Capuano at a game and yelled "decline it!"

I do think our PP looked better last night as at least we were shooting and throwing the puck at the net with LEE in front. We will start scoring if they keep that up. the dopey 8 passes looking for the perfect play has to stop.

- niteislander


Well lucky for us this isn’t the Capuano isles and under this regime the ONLY glaring weakness is the PP.
kindlyrick
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.21.2007

Feb 15 @ 2:04 PM ET
Stop leading the witness.
- Cptmjl



Hahaha. Totally. I’m not getting roped into some incorrect stat lol.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Feb 15 @ 2:16 PM ET
I'll never meet up at a game with any of you freaks.
- Vukota




"Hey! Vukota! It's me, UIF! From HockeyBuzz!"

ses111
New York Islanders
Location: United States, NY
Joined: 06.07.2008

Feb 15 @ 2:20 PM ET
https://nypost.com/2019/0...could-use-a-little-drama/

Brett is not wrong.
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 15 @ 2:21 PM ET
Hahaha. Totally. I’m not getting roped into some incorrect stat lol.
- kindlyrick

No, but I can't figure out what the point of having a thread to discuss things about the Islanders is if the answer to every question is "Lou's got it let's just see what he does".

Guy's doing a great job and I couldn't be happier but I guess I don't have the same old-man-ball-sucking fetish some of you guys do
Vukota
New York Islanders
Joined: 06.29.2007

Feb 15 @ 2:23 PM ET


"Hey! Vukota! It's me, UIF! From HockeyBuzz!"


- UIF

awesome
eichiefs9
New York Islanders
Location: Former star of the popular 'Meat Spin' video , NY
Joined: 11.03.2008

Feb 15 @ 2:23 PM ET
I'll never meet up at a game with any of you freaks.
- Vukota

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